Powder coating is proving to be a popular choice for Columbus car owners who want eye-catching wheels. The total coverage that wheel powder coating provides ensures a smooth, streak-free finish.
The strength of the finished product is another reason drivers that care about durability go for powder coating. But even with its growing popularity, many car and truck owners might not know what exactly powder coating is – and just how it can benefit them.
What Is Powder Coating?
Powder coating material is composed of fine pigment and resin. Powder coating can be applied to steel or alloy rims and automotive accessories using a specialized applicator, also known as a spray gun. This powder coating tool sprays electrically charged particles onto the surface of the wheel.
With the powder binding evenly to the surface, the wheel is then cured at high temperatures. The result is a smooth and tough rim finish that can withstand day-to-day use. Wheel custom coloring can be used to personalize your vehicle and add durability.
What Are the Benefits of Powder Coated Wheels?
High Level of Resilience
The baking process provides a tough surface layer that is more resilient than alternate options. The new surface coat on the rim is protective and will resist chips or scratches that might affect another finish. While there is no way to keep your wheels pristine indefinitely, high-quality powder coating can deliver long-lasting wheels.
Better for the Environment
Volatile organic compounds (VOCs) are common in most paints. The material used in powder coating doesn’t contain VOCs, helping the environment. Sometimes it is difficult to assess how much paint you might require for a job, leading to some waste. Of course, we calculate paint use as expertly as possible, but any waste is less common with powder coating.
A Cost-Effective Option
Powder coating is a cost-effective way to protect your rims and improve the aesthetic qualities of the vehicle. There may be less costly options for coloring your wheels or doing some refurbishment work, but when you opt for powder coating you are much less likely to need replacement rims over the long term.
Adaptable to Different Materials
Powder coating is an adaptable solution, proving effective for the different wheel materials. Most wheels are steel or aluminium alloy, and powder coating works perfectly on these materials.
However, powder coat will not bind to chrome, but chrome can be removed before application. Remember, you can also get your car or truck accessories powder coated before adding them to your vehicle.
With most powder coating jobs you will not have long wait times. The curing process is quick, providing a solid and even surface without needing time for the paint to air dry.
If your wheels are greasy and marked up, the cleaning and preparation process will add some time, and as in most jobs, the preparation is very important. Overall, most powder coating jobs are completed in hours.
Wheel Powder Coating Is Durable
Are you interested in wheel powder coating? C3 Wheel Repair provides a top-quality wheel repair service with many satisfied customers. Visit us in Columbus or give us a call at 706-366-1343.
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